Managing Expectations: Doing Trade with the Trump Administration
Jeff Boyd, Regional President Alberta & the Territories, RBC
As Regional President for Alberta and the Territories, Jeff Boyd has overall responsibility for Personal and Commercial Banking in the Region.
With RBC for more than 20 years, Jeff has progressed through a variety of positions including senior management roles in both Retail and Commercial Banking and National Sales Strategy.
Jeff is an active and dedicated community leader, including his involvement on the board of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, as well as Advisory Boards for the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Haskayne School of Business, and the University of Alberta Business School.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University, and has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Education Program.
Jason Krips, Deputy Minister, Department of Economic Development and Trade Alberta
Jason Krips was appointed Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade on October 22, 2015. In his role as Deputy Minister, Jason is responsible for leading the development and implementation of economic development strategies and policies that will foster sustainable growth, enhance market access and investment attraction, and leverage science and technology to build a resilient and dynamic economy for Albertans.
In September 2013, Jason served as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and in May 2015, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry. Jason was responsible for promoting strong, competitive and sustainable agriculture, food and forestry industries.
Jason began his career in the public service in 2000 and has held a variety of legislative and policy positions in several ministries. In 2008, Jason became ADM of Industry Development and Food Safety at Agriculture and Rural Development. In 2012, Jason joined International and Intergovernmental Relations as ADM of International Relations, responsible for advancing Alberta’s trade and investment interests internationally.
Jason’s career highlights include:•Leading the Government’s efforts with the Livestock Industry on Mandatory LivestockTraceability; and•Developing the 2013 International Strategy for the Government of Alberta.
A lawyer by profession, Jason has a strong and diverse background in the areas of industry policy, issues management, and stakeholder engagement.